In 1995 Mike Hanlon, with brother Tim, started Mean Street Products with the goal of designing and producing the best American made billet forks. Cutting edge style and exceptional quality made Mean Street the first brand choice by the most respected custom builders around the world for the most acclaimed custom motorcycles.
In addition, Mike is the man behind Timeless Motorcycles, a series of 3 incredible hand-crafted re-creation vintage motorcycles (Board Tracker, Classic Street and Dream models) screaming authenticity, produced to 1910 era technology and sold to collectors .
Well known in the industry as a master mold maker, machinist and all around motorcycle enthusiast with expertise in beginning of last century’s motorcycle history and technology, Mike Hanlon started to tinker with bikes when he was a child, followed machine shop classes while still in high school, then until age 27 worked at the Alcoa aluminum factory that was making the cruise missile that the air force dropped out of the b52’s. He ended up created his own company MPH Products (Mike P. Hanlon) to produce a line of cast aluminum Hot-Rod air scoops and other items, his company eventually evolving into a CNC shop doing work for GM and aircraft companies.
For many years since his teens Mike also pursued a motocross racing career, time during which he acquired a passion for collecting and restoring the MX machines from around the world he was competing against. His collection of racing bikes being too vast to fit in his personal garage, they invade his office, limiting to a minimum space 2 uncomfortable stools reserved to those insisting to meet him at his desk. Doesn’t matter much because Mike will probably receive you next to his machines where he spends most his professional time, his office being more a retreat to return calls and relax while contemplating his collection.
It includes a baby blue restored 1953 Lusse amusement park bumper car (another one, used as a planter, is rusting in his backyard), several Coca Cola machines, many magazine covers of custom motorcycles featuring his Mean Street front ends and of course 2 of his most prized possessions he created with the help of his production foreman Boyd Brieten: a Timeless exact replica of the 1911 Twin (the first functional Twin) and a 1911 Flying Merkel reproduction engine..